Really looking forward to my upcoming class at the Clinton County Historical Association on March 31. http://www.clintoncountyhistorical.org/
In addition, I’ll get to see the newest exhibit on early Native American settlements in the area, including artifact displays. Can’t wait for this. Visit the CCHA website at their web address above and learn about these and many, many more events and resources available.
Packbasket weaving class details:
Weave a 17” or a 21” tall basket of premium reed. Pine shoes, plywood base and ash handle are included. For beginners as well as weaving “veterans”. All materials are included and all necessary tools are provided. You will also receive complete written instructions for applying a finish to your basket. Approximate time to complete: 6 to 7 hours. Bring a snack or lunch for our noontime break.
Session will also include an ongoing discussion of the history of the packbasket and its eventual role as essential equipment during the opening of the Adirondack Mountain region by the noted guides during the 1800’s and early 1900’s.
Minimum workshop size: 4 participants
Maximum workshop size: 10 participants
Workshop cost: CCHA Members:
$70.00 for 17” basket
$85.00 for 21” basket
$80.00 for 17” basket
$100.00 for 21” basket
Workshop fee includes adjustable strap set. Choose from tan, forest green or red.
$20.00 nonrefundable deposit required. Make Checks Payable to: “ABHD”
Location: 98 Ohio Avenue Plattsburgh, NY 12903
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Time: 9am until all are finished (usually between 3 and 4 pm)
Register now at the Clinton County Historical Association – 518-561-0340
Send deposit and basket size choice (17″ or 21″) to the Ohio Ave. address above.